Salvesen Family History

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Salvesen Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Salve (Old Norse Salvi), probably formed with Old Norse salr ‘house’, ‘hall’ + ve(r) ‘giant’, ‘hero’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Solverson, Narveson, Helgesen, Alverson, Arnesen, Salverson

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Salvesen Family Origin

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Salvesen Family Occupations

What did your Salvesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salvesen. 28% of Salvesen men worked as a Carpenter and 27% of Salvesen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salvesen were Captain and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
    28%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Captain
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Servant
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Salvesen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salvesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salvesen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Salvesen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 646 military records available for the last name Salvesen. For the veterans among your Salvesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salvesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Salvesen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Salvesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Salvesen in 1954 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salvesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salvesen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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